Wheelers' Youths Success Story Continues

Post date: Apr 16, 2018 8:31:35 AM

(By Camillus Farrell - Sun. 15th April 2018)

Last weekend was an extremely busy few days for the Youth section with plenty of activity in the Drogheda area. The team and mentors headed to Bellewstown racecourse on Saturday and Sunday to take part in Rás Na N'Óg. The weekend racing consisted of a criterium and road race on Saturday with another road race on Sunday morning.

In total, eight Lakeside Wheelers youths participated with each and every one doing their club proud. Aoife O’Brien took home first place in her category winning two of her three races which was an amazing performance as she was unfortunate to suffer a puncture in her third race yet she still managed to chase back on.

Leo Gunning put in a very strong performance in the Under 16 boys and was prominent in all the races. All other youths performed extremely well despite injury and mechanicals hampering some performances. The weekend proved to be a valuable learning experience for some of our riders who had their first taste of multi-day day racing so well done all round.

Conor T Farrell and Aaron Wade took part in the Peter Bidwell memorial in Drogheda on Saturday evening. This was a handicapped race which saw the A2’s catching the A3/Juniors with 2-3 laps of eight to go. Aaron and Conor finished in the lead bunch with Aaron managing to squeeze out 4th place and Conor just a couple of bike lengths behind him, winning best unplaced junior.

On Sunday the Coombes-Connor proved to be a brutally windy race for Ian Lambden, Aaron Wade and Conor T Farrell. They all raced vary cleverly, dug deep and definitely flew the flag high for team Lakeside Wheelers. Ian finished in 12th in the A4 race while Aaron managed to make the break in the A3 event that lasted 75k and came 7th overall. Conor finished just off the back of the main peloton so a very successful race for all our riders.

Congratulations also to former Lakeside Wheelers member Seán Kennedy (NRPT) who won the Donal Crowley Memorial race in Blarney last Sunday.

Conor T Farrell accepting his prize in Drogheda.